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ARGENTINA TANGO TOUR

BUENOS AIRES – SANTIAGO DE CHILE
Starts in Buenos Aires and ends in Santiago de Chile and Valparaiso (Pacific Coast) – Duration: 12 days

With this very special journey, we invite you to discover the heart of Argentina and Chile, travelling from coast to coast, to experience the culture these countries. You will have the opportunity to visit Buenos Aires, the cosmopolitan capital of Argentina, famous for its Tango culture and Italian lifestyle, but also the Argentine countryside, where the horse riding gauchos watching the enormous cattle herds seem to come from another century. The border crossing near Mendoza, the wine capital of the Americas and the view of the Aconcagua, Argentina's highest summit, are worth the trip alone. Santiago de Chile combines the modern with traditions from the Pacific islands. The trip will end with a relaxing day and a dip in the Pacific Ocean at Valparaiso, Chile's main beach resort.

Day 1: Arrival in Buenos Aires and transfer to your hotel

Day 2: Guided Buenos Aires city tour and Tango dinner Our guided city tour will lead us through all the highlights of the Argentine capital, and in the evening, we invite you to one of the world-famous tango shows.

Day 3: Buenos Aires - Rosario – Riding distance: 400 km Having completed the paperwork, you will be transferred to the bike pick-up point and set off for Rosario via Zarate, Ceibas, Gualeguay, and the Victoria - Rosario bridge over the Paraná River. On arrival, you’ll have a chance to see the house where Che Guevara was born.

Day 4: Rosario - Santa Fé – Riding distance: 230 kmOver the Rosario - Victoria bridge, then north up Route 11 to Paraná, taking the 3km Hernandarias tunnel under the river, to Rincón and the wetlands of Alto Verde, Santa Fé. Visit the Pre-Delta National Park 44km south of Paraná. Santa Fé founded in 1573 is one of Argentina’s oldest settlements and there will be chance to visit the 17th century historical centre.

Day 5: Santa Fé - Córdoba – Riding distance: 395 km Leaving the pampas behind, you head west on Route 19 up to the central sierras and the historic city of Córdoba. There will be plenty of time to explore the 16th microcentre: visit the university (the oldest in South America), the elegant colonial architecture of the cabildo and the 18th cathedral – the oldest still-standing in the country. The monastery of St. Teresa and the Jesuit architecture should not be missed.

Day 6: Visit to Alta Gracia – Riding distance: 160 km A day out to the south of Córdoba city to visit Alta Gracia, the UNESCO World Heritage site and home to the historic Jesuit estancia and Che Guevara Musuem.

Day 7: Córdoba - Villa Merlo – Riding distance: 390 km We leave Córdoba to the west via the town of Carlos Paz and take the famous winding road of 1000 curves (Ruta de los 1000 curvas - any biker's dream!) over the Pampa de Achala which descends to Mina Clavero, through the holiday village of Nono to picturesque Merlo.

Day 8: Merlo - Mendoza – Riding distance: 430 km Joining the Route 20 west, we visit the National Park of Sierra de la Quijadas, with its outstanding scenery, canyons and dinosaur remains. Dirt tracks provide access to the viewpoints in the park. Then on to Mendoza, home to vast vineyard-covered plains and the most important wine-producing region in the Americas.

Day 9: Mendoza - Santiago de Chile – Riding distance: 390 km We will take Route 7 via the Potrerillos dam, Uspallata, Puente del Inca, Las Cuevas to the Border Post with Chile. After clearing customs, we descend via Portillo and Los Andes to the Chilean capital. There should be time for a cup of coffee at the Hotel Portillo, right at the foot of the Aconcagua mountain (6962 m).

Day 10: Santiago de Chile city tour and traditional Pacific Island dinner As in Buenos Aires, the city tour will take you to the main highlights of the Chilean capital.

Day 11: Excursion to Valparaiso on the Pacific Coast That's it! You've crossed the continent! This relaxing day will allow you to walk by the sea and even go on board of one of the impressive cruise ships anchored off Valparaiso. Of course, a dip in the Pacific Ocean is always possible! In the evening, we head back to Santiago for our farewell dinner.

Day 12: Transfer to the airport - Fly out

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